EMERGENCY MEDICAL AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES
Emergency medical transport is necessary in urgent situations when individuals need immediate, life-saving medical care. It allows patients to receive crucial and life-saving medical intervention until they reach the nearest medical facility. Every second counts when a person experiences a traumatic injury or life-threatening health complication, and critical care transport, such as an air ambulance, can take them to the nearest hospital or medical facility safely and quickly.
Emergency air medical transport is also crucial when a patient needs care they cannot receive at their current location. Whether they are in a remote location far from the nearest hospital or need care from a more specialized facility, an air ambulance can take them where they need to go for life-saving treatment.
Choosing the right emergency medical transport is important. Learn more about emergency medical transport services and how you can obtain fast, safe transport when necessary.
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Patient arrives safely to their final destination.
WHAT IS EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORT?
Medical transport is transportation that takes individuals to hospitals or treatment facilities. It's a type of transportation that provides necessary medical care on the way from one destination to another. Medical transport can help people in emergency and non-emergency situations.
When it comes to emergency versus non-emergency medical transport, you'll find that these services are similar but have their differences. Both services take a person from one location to another, but emergency medical transport takes patients where they need to go quickly in more urgent situations.
Medical transport is for people who need medical attention while they travel from one place to another but do not need to reach their destination rapidly. Emergency medical transport is for people who are sick or injured and need medical attention as soon as possible.
Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) provide life-saving care while they transport individuals where they need to go to receive life-saving treatment. If a patient needs emergency attention, an ambulance or air ambulance arrives and takes them to the nearest facility that can provide the care they need.
WHAT QUALIFIES FOR EMERGENCY AIR MEDICAL TRANSPORT?
Emergency medical transport is for urgent, life-threatening situations. An individual needs emergency transport when their condition or injury puts their life in danger and requires medical attention as soon as possible. Emergency medical transport is necessary when a person experiences potentially life-threatening symptoms or circumstances such as:
- Severe chest pains and other signs of a heart attack
- Difficulty breathing
- Symptoms and signs of a stroke such as confusion, trouble speaking, numbness, dizziness and trouble walking or balancing
- Traumatic injuries
While ground ambulances provide medical care and rapid transportation, emergency air services are necessary at times. Air ambulances can transport patients to the nearest medical facility faster than a ground ambulance, which is especially important in urgent conditions.
WHEN IS EMERGENCY AIR TRANSPORTATION NECESSARY?
Serious situations such as traumatic injuries, brain injuries and heart complications sometimes require rapid transportation because every second is crucial to an individual's survival.
Emergency air transportation is also essential in situations where a person becomes ill or injured in a remote location. When an individual is far from nearby hospitals, a ground ambulance may not be able to transport them fast enough. In these situations, an air ambulance can take them to the nearest medical facility rapidly. Emergency air transport is also incredibly important when streets are congested, hindering ground ambulances from traveling fast enough.
An individual may also require emergency air transport if their nearest medical facility is not equipped to treat them. If the hospital closest to them does not have the equipment or experienced personnel to handle a unique medical condition or traumatic injury, an air ambulance can take them to a facility capable of providing adequate or specialized care.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WHEN EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORT IS NECESSARY?
If you or someone else needs to reach the nearest medical facility or move to a different hospital rapidly, you can contact an air transport service to provide necessary transportation and medical care or ask your hospital case manager for assistance.
If you work as a hospital case manager, your contribution to emergency medical transport efficiency is critical. Coordinating transfer details quickly and seamlessly factors into each patient's outcome, so ensure you're prepared when emergency transport is required. Understanding your patient's medical needs and which facilities can provide adequate care will help you prepare the right documents and make the best choice for emergency medical transport.
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Medical Transport Insurance Coverage
If an insured person suffers a medical emergency and needs transportation, medical air transport insurance covers benefits payable to the maximum policy limit. This insurance is distinct from medical coverage and specifically covers expenses for medically required travel.
Medical transport procedures and requirements will differ based on the patient's condition. In a less severe case, a patient may transfer from a medical flight to a commercial flight, while in critical conditions, they may require fully equipped medevac flights all the way home.
If a patient is critically ill, your insurance can help you get to the closest available medical facility. Once the patient has been stabilized, your coverage plan includes arrangements to take them back to a medical facility in their home country, primary residence or other location of their choice.
Services covered can include:
- Travel arrangements and assistance.
- Ground transportation coordination at departure and arrival points.
- Identification of medical escort requirements and appropriate air transportation.
- Immigration clearances for patients.
- Admission coordination at a medical facility.
- Flying dependents back home.
- Travel for family or friends to the medical care facility.
HOW TO CHOOSE AN EMERGENCY AIR TRANSPORT COMPANY
Choosing the right medical transport company ensures you, your family member or your patient receives the best care and fastest possible transportation to their destination. For the best emergency air transport services, make sure the company you choose has the following attributes:
A Positive Reputation: An emergency air transport company provides necessary and sometimes life-saving medical care. It's important that a company has a positive reputation reflecting its ability to provide essential medical care. You can read past client testimonials to determine a company's level of care and expertise.
Accreditations: A company's accreditations are also crucial when choosing emergency transport services. Third-party accreditation proves a company's legitimacy, ensuring you, your family member or your patient receives the safest and highest quality care possible.
Excellent Care and Customer Service: A patient's safety is essential during emergency medical transport. Before choosing an emergency transport service, make sure you look for a company that focuses on patient safety, well-being and comfort. The company you choose should have experienced and compassionate flight and medical teams.
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Our medical professionals collectively have accumulated thousands of hours of experience in air-ambulance transport, critical care and emergency room response.
REVA’s medical team is staffed by highly qualified specialists in emergency care, including flight doctors, registered nurses, critical-care paramedics and registered respiratory therapists.
Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Care Unit and Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Emergency Department Basic and Pediatric Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation, Prehospital Trauma Life Support
“It is the sacred responsibility of every REVA medical professional to provide the finest care to our clients.”
David A, Farcy is one of the preeminent physicians in the highly specialized field of emergency care and critical-care medicine. Dr. Farcy, who joined REVA as its medical director in 2015, is the senior editor of Critical Care Emergency Medicine, which means he has literally written the book on emergency-care.
HIGHER STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE
REVA’s medical staff has the knowledge and expertise to provide excellent care to every client.
BEST OF THE BEST
REVA Medical Director Dr. David A. Farcy is a distinguished physician has been recognized internationally for his contributions to the field.
ONGOING AND INTENSIVE TRAINING
REVA requires its medical staff to take part in regularly scheduled training. REVA requires training and education that is ongoing on a daily basis and intensive in its approach.
What to Expect from REVA
When you choose REVA, we'll work with you to deliver trusted solutions for your medical transport needs. You'll need to follow a simple process:
- Call: When facing a medical crisis, the case manager, caregiver or patient can contact us to request transportation services.
- Confirm: We will confirm the situation and handle the logistics, from ground transportation to travel documentation and flight and medical crews.
- Complete: With the best-trained medical team in the industry, we're here to get clients bedside-to-bedside as safely and quickly as possible.
Throughout the trip, we coordinate these details to ensure safe transportation and peace of mind for our patients, caregivers and families. Our expert team will handle any requirements throughout the process to make transportation as secure and seamless as possible.
Our comprehensive services include:
- Ground transportation: We can fully coordinate ground travel to take patients to the plane and get them safely to their destination while keeping them as comfortable as possible.
- Insurance coverage: REVA will handle insurance coverage requirements, identify the patient's financial options and handle document preparation. We'll take care of the reimbursement process for our patients to ensure it's a seamless process.
- Medical team coordination: When a patient needs assistance, we'll coordinate the appropriate medical team throughout the journey to provide optimal care from start to finish.
Our Trusted Track Record
We bring a wide range of awards and accreditations, demonstrating our ability to safely meet our clients' needs. We're pleased to offer these premier accreditations to give you peace of mind and trusted health care services whenever you need them:
- The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations
- DOD Air Transportation Program
- ARGUS International
- Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada
- European Aero-Medical Institute
- International Assistance Group
- ITIF Air Ambulance Provider of the Year
- National Business Aviation Association
- US Travel Insurance Association
- Case Management Society of America
- National Accreditation Alliance Medical Transport Applications
- American Case Management Association
Whatever your medical transport services needs, we're a company you can rely on to get you safely to the right facility. Get a quote today or reach out to us for more information.
Steve Williams is an on old hand, with more than 30 years’ experience in emergency medicine. In other words, he’s seen it before, he’s done it before. He also currently holds the position of Team Commander of the FIU FAST Team, which is a disaster recovery team, and Deputy Team Commander for the federal government’s Trauma & Critical Care Team South.
REVA'S EMERGENCY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES
REVA simplifies the emergency air transport process by providing excellent care and service. We obtain any required pre-authorization documentation and arrange safe, fast medical transportation. If needed, we will help you determine the nearest hospital or facility that can provide the necessary care. We also guide clients through insurance reimbursement.
Our compassionate, experienced medical and flight teams receive continuous training to provide the safest care possible. Our safety management system surpasses the guidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organization, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
"I cannot say enough good things about your company, it’s professionalism, empathy, skill, knowledge, engagement and communication. This should be the bench mark for all companies. I will always chose this company if provided an opportunity and if my family member need air ambulance this is who I would trust fully."
~ Brooke E., a Pediatric Nurse Case Manager
"I would highly recommend their services to anyone who may be considering this highly specialized type of service."
"My father needed an air ambulance from the Bahamas to Ft. Lauderdale, and your team was amazing. I cannot thank you enough for the service you all provided and the care you delivered to him and my mom. They truly couldn’t stop raving about how incredible your team was, from the pilots to the emergency crew… we honestly don’t think he would be alive if it weren’t for your team."
~ Mike H.